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Old 10-09-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Macromedia Flash Issues


Greetings,

This problem is driving me crazy. One day my flash plugin stopped working. Running debian sid and with firefox whenenver a flash movie is played the spot where it is to animate stays white. It does however play sound and if i right click the grey flash menu appears. I can see nothing though.

This happens in all browsers so it does not appear to be a firefox specific issue. I have installed flash and firefox all different ways, from source, from apt, flash from firefox, etc. I can not do anything to get this to work.

Has anyone seen this issue or have any clues on what to do?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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It's Debian Sid here also, and flash works fine with firefox.

I haven't got much suggestions for you (since I haven't experienced problems with my flash). Type in firefox's address box "about:plugins" to see if firefox thinks it has flashplugin enabled. If flash is installed and firefox recognizes it but the problem still remains, double-check that you've got non-free mentioned in /etc/apt/sources.list and reinstall flash with "apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-nonfree". If it still refuses to work, then I don't know what else you could do. Hope this helps, though.

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Old 10-09-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, like I said it is enabled because it does play sound and the flash menu is there if right clicked. Like I said I have also installed it from every possible way and combination

I dont know what to do except deal with no flash. It just stopped working one day.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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I don't know much about this, i installed flash from the macromedia site, and followed their instructions, is working perfectly on Mozilla 1.7.3/Sid.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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Actually,

I now have got a little info to pass along. It appears to work fine with a 2.4 kernel. It is broken in 2.6.8 that I run. Maybe a config issue in kernel, going to look into it.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:51 AM   #6
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Actually,

I now have got a little info to pass along. It appears to work fine with a 2.4 kernel. It is broken in 2.6.8 that I run. Maybe a config issue in kernel, going to look into it.
i use flash plugin with 2.6.8 kernel without problem and normal install on both firefox and mozilla...latest versions...
 
Old 10-10-2004, 01:20 PM   #7
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Yes, I have also had it working at one time in 2.6 kernel. Know what I could have in kernel that is not letting me see the animation? Or what I should look at including?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 03:45 PM   #8
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Yes, I have also had it working at one time in 2.6 kernel. Know what I could have in kernel that is not letting me see the animation? Or what I should look at including?
what browser are you using......i believe in mozilla and firebird you can turn the animation off and on as a preference....

this may be in a plugin or extention.....

also have you done anything between the last time it work and first time it failed?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 12:32 PM   #9
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I have resolved this issue.

CONFIG_SYSVIPC=y needed to be set to y in kernel. For some reason I did not have it configured. doh!

Thanks for all your help guys!
 
  


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